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If you like to dip into a colorful bowl of fruits and vegetables, you have guts – or should we say, a healthy gut! Research shows that eating more plants in your diet can benefit your gut health over time, especially if you eat a variety of fruits and vegetables each week. According to a study published by the American Gut Project, which is led by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, participants who ate more than 30 different types of plants in a week had a more diverse gut microbiome compared with those who ate 10 or more. fewer.
The researchers collected this data from more than 11,000 participants, mainly in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as 42 other countries. Participants submitted more than 15,000 stool samples to evaluate bacteria in the gut. From their evaluation, the researchers found that regardless of the type of diet one follows, eating more than 30 different types of plants in a week creates a diverse gut microbiome. A healthy gut is linked to body health in a number of ways that have been receiving more attention lately.
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